success story

Success Story- Lab Tech

Throughout his seven year tenure with Aspen Dental, Chris Barnes has been promoted four times. 

Chris began his career with Aspen as a Lab Support Technician in 2010. Within six months, he was promoted to a full Lab Technician at the practice in Zephryhills, FL. Chris was hungry to advance his skills and position. His drive and dedication paid off. By the end of 2011 Chris relocated to Kentucky where he was a lab manager in two practices. While working as a lab manager in Kentucky, Chris was able to work on implant cases which helped propel the office to one of the top offices in the Aspen Dental network. Thanks to his experience and expertise, Chris was asked to coach technicians on how to manage implant cases.

In 2015 he became a Certified Dental Technician and by 2017 was promoted to Territory Manager of Lab Support, responsible for mentoring and managing a territory of technicians on all aspects of Aspen Dental’s lab business. 

“Aspen Dental has a deep respect for technicians,” Chris said. “I love working with Aspen Dental because of the numerous opportunities to grow, coach, and advance your career. And the friends I’ve made along my journey.”

“Aspen Dental has a deep respect for technicians.”

After seven years, Chris is still surprised by the number of patients that are in desperate need of dental care. 

“At Aspen Dental, those patients will always be welcomed with a friendly face to help them get their smile back. And I am so happy to be a part of that.”